‘A quick-tempered person does foolish things.’ Proverbs 14:17 NIV
You overslept, the car wouldn’t start, you were late for work, and your computer crashed! These things can make you angry, but only if you let them. Solomon said, ‘A quick-tempered person does foolish things,’ so if you fly into a rage, expect a rough landing! The Bible says, ‘He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.’ (Proverbs 16:32 NKJV). Anger always comes back to bite you and ends up doing more damage than the thing that triggered it. David said, ‘My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.’ (Psalm 5:3 NKJV). Start by offering your day to God; then you will be less likely to react in anger when things go wrong. Our time here is short. What a shame to let something that happened twenty years or twenty minutes ago ruin your day. Make up your mind to enjoy every single day. You might make mistakes; things may not go your way. You may be disappointed, but choose to live a happy life rather than let what does or doesn’t happen to steal your joy. Every morning say, ‘Father, this is going to be a great day. I thank you that I have discipline and self-control and that I make good decisions. I may not have done what I could have yesterday, but that day is gone. I’m going to do better today.’ Ever wonder why a car’s windscreen is big and its rear-view mirror small? Because what’s behind isn’t nearly as important as what’s ahead. So keep looking ahead, and no matter what happens today, don’t lose your peace.
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